PWHL releases inaugural season schedule

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The Professional Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) announced its full regular-season schedule on Thursday, with each of its six teams playing 24 games between January and May.

Montreal’s team, which like the others does not yet have a name, will split its 12 home games between the 4,100-seat Verdun Auditorium and 10,000-seat Place Bell in Laval, which will host at least four games.

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Montreal begins its season Jan. 2 in Ottawa, and plays two more road games before its home opener Jan. 13 against Boston. Its season ends May 4 in Boston.

The 72-game league schedule is spread out over 51 dates, with Saturdays (22), Wednesdays (21) and Sundays (13) being the most common. It includes two breaks, in February for the IIHF National Team Break, and in April for the IIHF Women’s World Championship. PWHL playoffs begin the week of May 6.

Montreal will face the Boston four times and the other four teams — Toronto, Ottawa, New York and Minnesota — five times each. At least 10 games, including at least six home games, will be on weekend afternoons.

Montreal 2024 PWHL schedule

(All times Eastern)

  1. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 7 p.m. — at Ottawa (The Arena at TD Place)
  2. Saturday, Jan. 6, 3:30 p.m. — at Minnesota (Xcel Energy Center)
  3. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 7 p.m. — at New York (UBS Arena)
  4. Saturday, Jan. 13, 3:30 p.m. — vs. Boston (Verdun Auditorium)
  5. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m. — vs. New York (Place Bell)
  6. Saturday, Jan. 20, 8 p.m. — vs. Toronto (Verdun Auditorium)
  7. Wednesday, Jan. 24, 8 p.m — at Minnesota (Xcel Energy Center)
  8. Saturday, Jan. 27, 3:30 p.m. — vs. Ottawa (Place Bell)
  9. Sunday, Feb. 4, 3:30 p.m. — at Boston (Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell)
  10. Friday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m. — at Toronto (Mattamy Athletic Centre)
  11. Sunday, Feb. 18, 1 p.m. — vs. Minnesota (Place Bell)
  12. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m. — at New York (UBS Arena)
  13. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2:30 p.m. — vs. Ottawa (Verdun Auditorium)
  14. Saturday, March 2, 4 p.m. — vs. Boston (Verdun Auditorium)
  15. Wednesday, March 6, 7 p.m. — at New York (Total Mortgage Arena)
  16. Friday, March 8, 7 p.m. — at Toronto (Mattamy Athletic Centre)
  17. Sunday, March 10, 4 p.m. — vs. Ottawa (Place Bell)
  18. Saturday, March 16, time TBA — vs. Toronto (venue TBA)
  19. Sunday, March 24, 4 p.m. — at Minnesota (Xcel Energy Center)
  20. Friday, April 19, 7 p.m. — vs. New York (Verdun Auditorium)
  21. Sunday, April 21, time TBA — vs. Toronto (Verdun Auditorium)
  22. Wednesday, April 24, 7 p.m. — vs. Minnesota (Verdun Auditorium)
  23. Saturday, April 27, time TBA — at Ottawa (The Arena at TD Place)
  24. Saturday, May 4, 3:30 p.m. — at Boston (Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell)

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